Two blasts cause panic in Lahore, Pakistan

15:10, September 07, 2010      

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Two blasts of late Monday night created panic in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, police said.

No one was hurt in both the blasts, police said.

The first blast took place outside the office of Deputy Superintendent of Police at Township area of the city, police said. The blast caused minor damage to the car of the police officer.

The second cracker exploded near a religious seminary at the same area, the police said. The seminary "Minhaj-ul-Quran" is run by anti-Taliban cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri.

No group claimed responsibility for the blasts and police said the blasts were aimed at creating panic in the city.

Taliban militants, in the past, claimed responsibility for cracker attacks in Lahore, the provincial capital of Punjab.

The twin-blast happened at a time when people were busy in shopping for three-day Eid holiday marking the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramazan.

On the first day of September, three back-to-back attacks, at least two confirmed suicide bombings, hit a massive Shiite Muslim procession in Lahore, killing at least 37 and wounding over 300. The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and a banned Sunni radical group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility.

Source: Xinhua


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